Weekend Coffee Share #3

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If we were having coffee, we would have trouble finding a place to sit.  It’s busy in here today! You remark, but then remember this neighborhood is hosting an apple picking festival.  Will they start selling cider? I wonder aloud, remembering ciders I’d had over the years. There was a booth at one of renaissance fairs named the “Cup and Chaucer,” which I think is so delightful.  They had hot cider on sale for $2, and as my first morning drink, it sounded awesome.  It wasn’t until I started sipping that I realized it wasn’t alcoholic, (hence the low price.) I also realized the hot drink in my pewter mug meant burned my lips and tongue.

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Ren Fair With A Baby

This is my first Renfaire with the Wee One and the first day was difficult for many reasons. But it’s such an important part of my life that I can’t bear to stop doing it. Like all other things with my Wee One, it’s figuring out how to adjust. 

It takes special kind of planning.  I’m still breastfeeding so I don’t have to bring special food for her, but I do have to make period appropriate arrangements for naps and physical activity.

And garb, of course. I loved making her garb.

But you need to drink ample water in the days approaching fair, as well as the day of, and be plenty rested.

Art/Paint question

Hello friends

I have a paint question for you.  There is a sign painted on plywood that my guild used during the Ren Fair that had our name and a cute picture on it.  We’ve decided to paint over it, and I have volunteered to do that.  My question is this:

What is a good paint to use on plywood that is outside?

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Nothing that will run or wash away, and something that takes to wood.  I will be posting pictures as I work on this project: Thank you for your help!

I Sang at my Renaissance Faire

But it was not what I thought it would be, alas.

As part of my 2014 36/36 challenge, I had given myself the task of singing at the faire, either by myself or with a tenor who works the lanes playing a bard. We even talked about the tune we would sing together.

This was part of my 36/36 challenge, but it was not quite what I thought it would be. 🙂

I pictured myself singing a little ditty, or standing with Alex, our Bard, in a lane to sing something else.  Instead, I sang “I’m a Little Teapot” for my guild.

I had left my mug behind one Saturday night and our guild leader had snagged it for safekeeping.  The penance, or cost for it, however, was singing something silly. If I had been someone else, he said, it would have been worse.

So I accomplished this goal, just not in a way that I thought I would.